Sandra Ortigosa Gómez

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Vitamin D has always been associated with calcium -phosphate metabolism, but vitamin D receptors or its metabolites have been found in different body cells, indicating a possible involvement in other physiological mechanisms. Vitamin D deficiency has been associated with an increased risk of infections, autoimmune diseases, diabetes, metabolic syndrome,(More)
BACKGROUND Plasma 25(OH)D levels in the newborn are dependent on maternal stores, thus, neonates of vitamin D-deficient mothers present a greater risk of hypocalcaemia, rickets and infections the first year of life. Several studies showing a high prevalence of vitamin D deficiency in pregnant women have been published recently. The aim of the study is to(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE The use of illicit drugs during pregnancy becomes a high risk situation. Our objective is to determine the currently prevalence, pregnancy, delivery and newborn's characteristics of mothers who use illicit drugs. PATIENTS AND METHODS Retrospective study of children exposed prenatally to illicit drugs in the Neonatology's Unit of(More)
OBJECTIVE Plasma vitamin D (25(OH)D) levels in the newborn are dependent on maternal stores. Several studies showing a high prevalence of vitamin D deficiency in pregnant women have been published last years. The aim of the study was to analyze 25(OH)D levels in cord blood after summer month, determine whether there is a relation with different variables.(More)
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